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‘The Grateful Dead Movie’ Returning to Theaters in Honor of 40th Anniversary

Forty years after The Grateful Dead Movie made its premiere, chronicling the band's five-night farewell to San Francisco's Winterland in 1974, the film will return to theaters on April 20 for one night only in celebration of the anniversary. Along with the film, audiences will also be shown a clip from the upcoming Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip directed by Amir Bar-Lev and... ...

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Interview: Paul Shaffer

Paul Shaffer is getting the band back together. The longtime David Letterman musical director— who also put in stints at Saturday Night Live and with The Blues Brothers, among his many other projects over the years—has reassembled his longtime musical collaborators for a new album and tour. The eponymous Paul Shaffer & the World’s Most Dangerous Band resurrects the group’s original name... ...

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Watch Gov’t Mule Play “Blind Man in the Dark” at Lockn’ 2015

Gov't Mule are making the third time a charm this year as they once again return to Lockn' Festival this August 24-27, joining a lineup that also includes Widespread Panic, Umphrey's McGee, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, moe., Phil Lesh & Friends, Keller Williams, The Avett Brothers and more.  Looking back on the last time Mule found themselves on the farm in Arrington, VA, the festival has unveiled... ...

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Drake Namechecks the Grateful Dead in New Song Because Nothing in 2017 Makes Sense

Nothing makes sense anymore. As Live for Live Music points out, Drake's new album More Life reportedly namechecks the Grateful Dead in the song "Lose You" as he raps about having a better attitude about things. I’m just takin’ what God will give meGrateful like Jerry, Bob and MickeyBetter attitude, we’ll see where it gets meSo, that happened. Meanwhile, I'm sitting here wondering why... ...

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Rufus Wainwright to Play Historic Four-Night Event in Havana

Rufus Wainwright will host "Wainwright Libre" in Havana, Cuba on September 21-25 for an immersive event that'll be highlighted by shows from the musician featuring some of the country's musical talent. The inaugural event, held at the Melia Miramar Hotel, serves as an unprecedented move in the country's musical history. Wainwright will perform with both a full orchestra as well as Cuban artist... ...

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Dungen: Häxan

With their symphonic progrock instrumentation and psychedelic soundscapes, Dungen have always borrowed liberally from their ‘70s heroes. The Swedish quartet digs even deeper into the past on their eighth record, Häxan, assembling a spooky soundtrack to The Adventures of Prince Achmed, a 1926 animated German film that’s long faded into obscurity. If any rock band is suited for that... ...

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Here’s 30 Minutes of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Talking Guitars

Rig Rundown finally caught up with Tedeschi Trucks Band and the result is 30-minutes of guitar porn brought to you by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi as the two run through their very many guitars. While both claim to keep it simple, there's no shortage of beautiful guitars in this video as Trucks and Tedeschi break them all down and unveil all of the secrets that make them a dynamic duo on... ...

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Exposed: Michael Weintrob’s ‘INSTRUMENTHEAD’

Michael Weintrob’s INSTRUMENTHEAD book draws on a collection of special images that he’s created over the years. In this series, the photographer has shot over 400 individual musicians with their faces obscured by the tools of their trade. As he explains, with each shoot, he asks the artist: “How are we going to tell your story? How will people know that it is you without seeing your... ...

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Phish Announce Additional Summer 2017 Tour Dates

Along with their previously announced "Baker's Dozen" run at New York's Madison Square Garden in July and August, Phish have announced additional summer 2017 tour dates, including a Labor Day run at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Colorado, marking their seventh annual summer-closing run at the venue. Phish will also play a three-night run at Chicago's Huntington Bank Pavilion and shows in... ...

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